Water Warriors

Water Warriors.jpg

Showing In

Warrior Women
Cowell Theatre Sat, Sep 8, 2018 8:00 PM

Elizabeth A. Castle & Christina D. King, USA. From the perspective of Lakota activist Madonna Thunder Hawk, the film traces the untold history of women's activism in the Red Power Movement

Film Info
Director:Michael Premo
Year of Production:2017
Premiere Status:San Francisco
Topic:Climate Action
Festival Awards
Indigenous People
Pollution & Toxins
Women's Environmental Leadership
Running Time:22 min.


Join us for celebration after the Rise for Climate March!

Water Warriors is the story of a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry.

In 2013, Texas-based SWN Resources arrived in New Brunswick, Canada to explore for natural gas. The region is known for its forestry, farming and fishing industries, which are both commercial and small-scale subsistence operations that rural communities depend on. In response, a multicultural group of unlikely warriors–including members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and English-speaking families–set up a series of road blockades, sometimes on fire, preventing exploration. After months of resistance, their efforts not only halted drilling; they elected a new government and won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province.


2018 GFN Best Short Award

Michael PremoMichael Premo is a multi-disciplinary artist, journalist and documentary storyteller. Michael has created, produced and presented original work with numerous companies including Hip-Hop Theater Festival, The Foundry Theater, The Civilians, and the Peabody Award winning StoryCorps. He is co-founder and Executive Producer at Storyline and an affiliate consultant/trainer for the Interaction Institute for Social Change.